Students in their junior year may register for Discovery Through Wilderness (ENS 377), an interdisciplinary course involving the study of a geographical area that is largely wilderness. In the classroom, students study the history, geology, politics, culture, ecology, and resources of the region. Each student becomes a resource person for a different area of knowledge. The class then travels to the region for 2-4 weeks, usually spending much of the time camping and backpacking. Past courses have included travel to the Canadian Maritimes, the Caribbean, Alaska, Bolivia, Nepal, and the Southwest.